LinuxWorld to highlight desktop Linux, Security

    Date03 Aug 2004
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    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Just three years ago, few IT people were thinking about the use of Linux on the desktop at their companies. But today, as Linux has moved into more corporate IT plans and systems, desktop Linux and the widespread use of the operating system isn't as far-fetched. . . . Just three years ago, few IT people were thinking about the use of Linux on the desktop at their companies. But today, as Linux has moved into more corporate IT plans and systems, desktop Linux and the widespread use of the operating system isn't as far-fetched.

    As the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo kicks off in San Francisco today, new ideas about desktop Linux use will be one focus of the event, as advocates showcase recent Linux deployment wins over Microsoft Corp.'s Windows operating system in the city of Munich and elsewhere. "There's a lot of examples where it's becoming more widespread," said Warwick Davies, a group vice president of IDG World Expo, which hosts the annual show.

    Dan Kusnetsky, an analyst at Framingham, Mass.-based IDC, who has just co-authored a report on the subject, sees several ways Linux can make inroads into the desktop market.

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